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*The Wrath of a Righteous Man* by Roy M. Griffis*5-Stars


The wrath of a righteous man

The Wrath of a Righteous Man is the third riveting novel in the historical fiction series, By The Hands of Men.

In book three, Charlotte Braninov, Nikolai, Indrina, and Zlata were onboard a ship to London, after a harrowing escape from the Russian Reds. Although the four of them were exhausted, traumatized and malnourished they were relieved and thankful to finally be out of Russia. Once in London, Charlotte was able to arrange living quarters for herself and her friends. However, not long after she was settled, Charlotte had some distressing news about a Russian acquaintance who had gone to France for business but had never returned. Although, Charlotte didn’t relish the thought of leaving the safety of London, she felt compelled to investigate. She was horrified, though, when she found that the Russian Reds were in France. After a violent encounter with one of them, Charlotte found herself on the run, once again. There was a silver lining in the midst of her frightening visit to France though; Charlotte was able to find out that the illness that her beloved, Robert, had suffered from, caused temporary memory loss. Years back, Charlotte was crushed and humiliated when Robert acted as if he didn’t know her. Charlotte now knew, why her beloved had carried on the way he did, and Charlotte was determined more than ever to find him.

Robert Fitzgerald, while in the Crown’s service was sent to Africa. At first, he couldn’t think of a more horrible place to be, with its dangerous wild animals, cannibals, human trafficking and God awful humid heat. Robert, however, had a change of heart while in service there. It bothered him tremendously that it was almost a knee-jerk reaction to kill people. So after visiting a fallen commander’s home, he decided to settle down and care for animals. He found that in healing them, he was healing his own soul as well. Robert ached, though, whenever he thought of Charlotte. He had no idea that she was still alive.

Roy Griffis’s writing style and story-telling is nothing less than extraordinary. This novel captivated me from the start. I loved every page, and can’t wait for book four to be released.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

*Into The Flames*by Roy M.Griffis*5-Stars

Into the Flames

Into The Flames is the second riveting book in the historical fiction series, By The Hands of Men.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Into The Flames is an extraordinarily well-written and compelling read; I found it impossible to put the book down. Russia is in the middle of a revolution, and England’s Great Game is in full force.

Charlotte Braninov was crushed after Robert Fitzgerald, the man she loved, acted as if he didn’t even know her, causing her to flee England, humiliated. Charlotte was aware that Russia was not a safe place to travel through, but in wanting to see her family, she decided to go anyway. A decision she will forever regret. Because Charlotte was a nurse, the Russian Reds took her as their prisoner, instead of killing her. She watched in horror, though, as they executed everyone around her. The tragedies Charlotte saw in WWI will pale in caparison to the hateful atrocities she’ll witness in Russia.

Robert Fitzgerald was devastated when he found out that the woman he couldn’t quite place on the street was Charlotte Braninov. He was furious with his father for demanding that his friends not help him restore his memory. As a result of his anger, Robert was disinherited. He was Lord Robert Fitzgerald in title only. Not knowing what direction to take with his life, Robert joined the Crown’s Great Game and accepted a commission in Shanghai.

The corruption and violence that Charlotte Braninov and Lord Robert Fitzgerald will find themselves in the midst of, is dark and disturbing. Into The Flames is a meticulously crafted historical fiction novel, with many sharp and accurate details. I felt as if I was in the story. What a talented writer! Roy Griffis has gained a new fan. Highly recommended.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

*The Old World* by Roy M. Griffis*5-Stars

By the hands of men

In this compelling WWI historical fiction novel, The Old World, book one, of the, By The Hands of Men Series, Roy Griffis proves himself to be a great storyteller and talented writer. I found this book to be captivating, engaging, perfectly paced, and impossible to put down. I loved every minute of it and finished the book in one day.

I was quickly drawn into the story and cared about the characters right from the start, especially, Charlotte Braninov, a Russian nurse, stationed in France, and Lieutenant Robert Fitzgerald, a perfect gentleman, and respected English soldier. Base Hospital 12 and CCS, would be the only homes Charlotte would know for three years. It would be there, where she would witness unspeakable horrors, work long hours nursing the wounded, and fall in love with a man who would break her heart.

Roy Griffis weaves intricate riveting subplots of friendship, betrayal, compassion, and love throughout the book. I hated to come to the end of the story. I didn’t just read this novel; I experienced it; the blood, the gore, the compassion, and the intoxicating heart-warming embrace of romantic love. I highly recommend reading this well-written historical fiction novel.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover